1 year ago 💘 for day 50, 2021 with 247 words.


"Hi, my name is Leonie and I'm a 34 year old artist from the Netherlands" What is this, kindergarden? Too lame.

"Hello, I'm Leonie and I create dreamy, pastelly, gentle watercolour paintings" Ugh too many descriptors.

"Hi fellow artists! I'm so behind, I only just got through the worksheet from last tuesday and since the homework is to introduce yourself, I thought I'd" Too negative.

"Hello. I'm Leonie and I create dreamy watercolours. My work is inspired by my own need to create a more beautiful and warm life around me, ever since I fell ill a few years ago. Living a restricted life due to chronic pain, mostly within my own home, has drawn me to that which makes the days feel worth living." Too heavy. Come on Leo, get it together. This can't be that hard.

How do you introduce yourself? Do you use practical information? Does your inspiration factor in? How much of yourself do you give away? How much do you keep back? When introductions are in order I tend to just wing it, but after having spent the last two weeks thinking deeply about my vision for my art business, my outlook on the world and the place that I want to take up in it, I find that I lack depth. But how do you add depth without going too deep? Without oversharing? Without overthinking?

I guess I'll just... wing it.
Just for now ;)

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By Leonie Jonk 💘

Artist & Spoonie I write about my life as an artist and as a person with chronic pain, the struggles, the rewards, the inspiration & the downfalls. Oh and occasionally the odd piece of fiction :)

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